Leading Causes of Injury* Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Age, 2006

Leading Causes of Injury Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Age, 2006
Age Group Rate per 1,000 Women
Fall Motor Vehicle Occupant Overexertion Struck by/Against Object Cut/Pierce
18-34 Years 19.2 1837 15.3 12.7 7.6
35-44 Years 19.3 10.9 13.7 9.8 5.8
45-64 Years 22.8 7.8 9.3 7.2 4.4
65 Years and Older 59.7 4.6 5.2 5.7 2.4

*All of the leading causes of injury in 2006 were unintentional.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Nonfatal [online]. (2005). Available from URL: www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars, accessed 01/15/08.

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